Oliver police seek identity of man suspected of cannabis store theft

Oliver RCMP are seeking the public's help in identifying this shoplifting suspect.
Oliver RCMP are seeking the public's help in identifying this shoplifting suspect.
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Oliver RCMP are turning to the public for help in identifying a robbery suspect.

The man is alleged to have assaulted staff at an Oliver cannabis store prior to stealing cannabis products.

Police were called to the B.C. Cannabis store in Oliver on Feb.22, around 11 a.m., after a report of a man entering the store and assaulting staff after being denied a refund.

He then proceeded to steal several cannabis items before fleeing the store.

Police searched the area but failed to locate the suspect.

The man is described as a Caucasian man with a French Canadian accent. He was wearing a navy blue ball cap, black jacket, dark pants and shoes, with short, light blonde facial hair.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who can identify the suspect is asked to call Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

“We’re releasing video of the suspect to the public in hope of identifying him and prevent him from committing further offences of this kind in the Okanagan,” Const. James Grandy said in a release issued this morning, March 4.

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